Vampire Weekend

Watch Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig in a Clip From the Other Music Documentary

Other Music--one of New York City's most beloved record stores for fans of independent, rare, and experimental music--closed last summer. Yo La Tengo, Frankie Cosmos, Yoko…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 24, 2017

Watch the Trailer for a Documentary About Famed New York Record Store Other Music

The popular East Village record store Other Music closed its doors in June 2016 after more than 20 years serving as one of New York's…
Geena Kloeppel / June 27, 2017

Video: Rostam – “Gwan”

Rostam has released a video and official audio for one of the solo songs he's previewed since leaving Vampire Weekend last January, "Gwan." It's a pulsating, largely percussion-less…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 26, 2017

Ezra Koenig Shares Lengthy Update on New Vampire Weekend Album, Which Is Still Called Mitsubishi Macchiato

Vampire Weekend's last album was 2013's awesome Modern Vampires of the City. Since then, multi-instrumentalist Rostam left the band, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson released solo…
Jeremy Gordon / March 24, 2017

Rostam Plays a Couple New Songs on Radio, Clarifies Relationship With Vampire Weekend

Rostam Batmanglij, once and perhaps future fixture of college-rock sophisticates Vampire Weekend, appeared on California public radio station KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic program yesterday. On…
Andrew Unterberger / August 9, 2016

Vampire Weekend Perform as a Trio for the First Time at New York Bernie Sanders Rally

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig is a big supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, having performed at a Sanders rally back in January, but…
James Grebey / April 13, 2016

Watch Bleached, Baio, and Beach Slang Live from SPIN at Stubb’s

While CHVRCHES and Deftones topped the bill on the main stage at SPIN's 14th annual South by Southwest day party at Stubb's, an impressive array…
SPIN Staff / April 13, 2016

Vampire Weekend Didn’t Appear on ‘Shrek’ Soundtrack Because Ezra Koenig ‘Refused to Capitalize on Weezer’s Misfortune’

It's hard to believe, but Smash Mouth's "All Star" wasn't the only song to be featured in the Shrek film series — and it turns out that…
James Grebey / April 7, 2016

Watch Vampire Weekend Perform at Bernie Sanders’ Iowa Campaign Rally

Prior to Tuesday's Iowa Caucus, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally at the University of Iowa Field House on Saturday night, which…
Rachel Brodsky / January 31, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend, Killer Mike, and More to Play Bernie Sanders Gigs

Continuing the trend sparked by Brooklyn's recent "Brooklyn Is Berning!" Bernie Sanders benefit, several major bands have signed on to stump for the presidential candidate…
Brennan Carley / January 27, 2016

R.I.P. Vampire Weekend Mk. 1

Ryan Dombal of Pitchfork recently observed to Rostam Batmanglij in an interview that "there are probably more young artists in Brooklyn who would rather produce…
Dan Weiss / January 27, 2016

Rostam Batmanglij Quits Vampire Weekend

Update: Ezra Koenig has responded to Batmanglij's departure via Instagram. Read what he has to say below. A couple years ago, Rostam…
James Grebey / January 26, 2016

Hear a New Solo Track From Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Called ‘EOS’

Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij has made a nice career for himself working with pop stars behind the scenes – Charli XCX and Carly Rae Jepsen…
Brennan Carley / January 14, 2016

Ra Ra Riot Announce New Album, ‘Need Your Light’

Ra Ra Riot have announced plans to release the follow-up to 2013's Beta Love. The new album is called Need Your Light and will be available on February…
Rachel Brodsky / November 16, 2015

Ezra Koenig Had a Nice Little Chat With iLoveMakonnen and Jonah Hill on Beats 1

Vampire Weekend frontman and delightful weirdo Ezra Koenig welcomed two very on-brand guests to his Beats 1 show, Time Crisis, yesterday: "Tuesday" crooner iLoveMakonnen and Academy Award…
James Grebey / October 20, 2015
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